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The Chairmen

From Congress Daily:

A New Lineup Card Awaits The Opening Of 110th Congress

With the Democratic takeover of the House, ranking members are preparing to take over the gavels from Republicans. The following is the most likely lineup of new committee chairmen.

Agriculture: Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., takes over from Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.

Appropriations: Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., replaces Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Calif.

Armed Services: Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo., takes over from Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif.

Budget: Rep. John Spratt, D-S.C., replaces Rep. Jim Nussle, R-Iowa, who left the House to run for governor.

Education and the Workforce: Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., replaces Howard (Buck) McKeon, R-Calif.

Energy and Commerce: Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., takes over from Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas.

Ethics: Rep. Howard Berman, D-Calif., replaces Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash.

Financial Services: Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., replaces Michael Oxley, R-Ohio, who is retiring.

Government Reform: Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., takes over from Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va.

Homeland Security: Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., replaces Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.

House Administration: Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald, D-Calif., replaces Rep. Vernon Ehlers, R-Mich.

Intelligence: The new chairman is uncertain. Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., is the ranking member, but she is unlikely to be reappointed to the panel by Minority Leader Pelosi. The top candidates include Reps. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., and Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas. Rep. Peter Hoekstra, R Mich., is the outgoing chairman.

International Relations: Rep. Tom Lantos, D-Calif., takes over from Rep. Henry Hyde, R-Ill, who is retiring.

Judiciary: Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., replaces Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis.

Resources: Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., takes over from Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Calif.

Rules: Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., replaces Rep. David Dreier, R-Calif.

Science: Rep. Bart Gordon, D-Tenn., replaces Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, R-N.Y., who is retiring.

Small Business: Rep. Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y., takes over from Rep. Donald Manzullo, R-Ill.

Transportation and Infrastructure: Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn., replaces Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska.

Veterans Affairs: Rep. Bob Filner, D-Calif., replaces Rep. Steve Buyer, R-Ind.

Ways and Means: Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., replaces Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Calif., who is retiring.